Born and raised in Manhattan, I have lived in the Boston area since just after the blizzard of 1978, thus missing the opportunity to abandon my car in a snowbank and walk home. I am the daughter of a painter and the mother of three grown sons. An avid science fiction fan, I selected Robert A. Heinlein's "Farmer in the Sky" for my tenth birthday, now long past. I live outside of Boston with my partner and a large number of dogs.
In spite of earning my living as a computer software engineer, I turned to one of my sons to put up the first version of my website, a clear illustration of the computer generation gap. An accomplished flute and piccolo player, I can also write backwards and wiggle my ears. Thanks to my father's relentless hounding, I can still recite the rules for pronoun agreement in both English and French. My articles, poems, and stories have appeared in anthologies and journals such as Melusine, Front Range Review, and All Rights Reserved. My 2010 NaNo novel, Relocated was published by MuseItUp Publishing in July, 2012. and the second Aleyne novel, Broken Bonds in July, 2013. A third novel, Geek Games, came out in November, 2013. I published the book of poems that goes with the Relocated through CreateSpace. My book, The Angry Little Boy will be published by 4RV publishing sometime this year.. I am one of six authors of the poetry anthology, "Lifelines."
I play the flute and the piccolo, but am quite rusty. I recently completed Pat Pattison's songwriting course. One of reasons I took it was because one of the characters in "Broken Bonds" is a musician -- she plays an string instrument called a rill, which I imagine is something like an autoharp. I've written lyrics to songs she's supposed to be singing but not the music. I am presently working on finishing up a fourth Aleyne novel and have started work on a fantasy.